Game Idea Giveaway - Tumblestack

...continued from The Game Idea Giveaway Thread

Request by FullerGames:
  • what sort of game idea you're looking for
    I am looking for the flash game gold: Simple, addicting. Perhaps a chain reaction game, a puzzle game, or similar. A "free-time" game that wouldn't be as complex or time consuming to make.
  • what your goals are in making this game
    The feeling of lots of effect for little action is what had me in chain reaction. Players seem to enjoy those

The first idea: Collink

The second idea: Tumblestack

In short, the idea is a physics-based chain-reaction game, based on the combo chains of match-three games.

Each game starts out with a bunch of colored bricks filling the screen, stacked up and packed together randomly but in a tidy manner. Perhaps they slide around in rows and columns or fall from the sky or change colors randomly too. But they all freeze when the player clicks on the screen. Then an explosion is created at the mouse cursor, sending bricks flying with the resulting shockwave. This starts the chain reaction.

Whenever a moving brick touches another brick, their colors are compared. If the colors match, then just like a match-three (or a match-two in this case) all adjacent bricks of the same color explode, destroying said bricks and sending a shockwave through the surrounding bricks. And hopefully, more and more bricks explode, continuing the chain reaction. The player's goal is to destroy as many bricks as possible in a single click.

That's it. I don't know if it would work, but it might. You'd need a good rigid-body physics engine though, like motor2 or Glaze. Fortunately, they're free. :)

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